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Calendar of Events

The Society hosts a series of programs from fall through spring. Programs are free to Society members. A $5.00 donation from non-members would be appreciated.

All of our programs and activities for November through February are listed below

You can view many of our earlier programs on Sudbury TV — see our video library for a listing.


January 10, 2017 (Tuesday) 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Lotus Blossom Fundraiser

Lotus Blossom Restaurant At the Lotus Blossom Restaurant, 394 Boston Post Road Sudbury.

When you dine in, carry out, or order delivery, mention the Sudbury Historical Society when you pay your check and Lotus Blossom will donate 20% of the bill to the SHS. For a menu, visit lotuscuisine.com.

February 5, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Leveller by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

The Leveller by Jacqueline Dembar Greene At Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

When Jacqueline Dembar Greene discovered the legend of Westborough’s Tom Cook, the wily colonial figure haunted her until she gave him a voice. Was he a thief, or was he truly leveling off the fortunes of those who had more than they needed with those who never had enough? Metrowest’s own Robin Hood became the kernel for her middle-grade historical novel, The Leveller, set in 1789.

Greene will share how she drew on both rumor and history create the book. Some sources included the diaries of the Reverend Ebenezer Parkman of Westborough. Parkman was both a friend and colleague of Sudbury’s own Reverend Israel Loring and was even called upon to preach at Loring’s funeral in the winter of 1772.

Greene is a Wayland resident and an award-winning author of 38 books for young readers, including American Girl’s “Rebecca” historical series. Autographed books will be available following her presentation.

Praised by critics, Booklist wrote, “Greene does a remarkable job of weaving local legend, historical detail, humor and adventure together in this colorful tapestry…”

March 5, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Sudbury School Days - 1940s and 1950s by Jacqui Bausk

Class Photo taken outside the old High School (now the Flynn Building) At Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Speaker Jacqui (MacLean) Bausk along with a panel of classmates, will talk with the audience about what it was like growing up in Sudbury during the “good old days”. Video clips from recent class reunions and old photographs will illustrate the talk. Please come and share your recollections.

March 20, 2017 (Monday) 7:00 PM
Faking News: This Just In ... Tools You Can Use to Fight Fake News by Katina Fontes

At the Ephraim Curtis Middle School Auditorium, Sudbury.

Come learn about fake news and how to navigate the post-truth world with the tools and methods of historians. SHS Trustee and Lesley University Doctoral Student Katina Fontes will give background on the growing trend of fake news in light of new media and introduce the audience to historical method as a tool for analyzing “news” and online sources.

Sponsored by the SHS and the Lincoln-Sudbury Parent Organization.

April 5, 2017 (Wednesday) 6:00 PM
As it Happened: Revere's Ride by Chris Tobin

At the Wayside Inn.

Join the SHS for an authentic colonial dinner at Longfellow's Wayside Inn. Reenactor Chris Tobin with the National Lancers will tell of Revere's perspective on his involvement in the midnight ride as explained in a letter from Revere to Jeremy Belknap. A reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem “Paul Revere's Ride” and a screening of the 2016 Midnight Ride video produced by the Lexington Historical Society will be included.

The cost of the special prix fixe dinner is $30. A cash bar reception will be held prior to the dinner. Reservations must be made by calling the Wayside Inn directly at 978-443-1776. If the event sells out fast, be sure to ask to be placed on the waiting list.

April 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
Red Cross Blood Drive

At Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Be a part of an old Sudbury tradition. Details to follow.

May 6, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2017 House Tour: Modern Architecture Mid-century Modern to the New Millennium

2017 House Tour Save the date for our 3rd annual house tour! Details to follow. Save The Date flyer.

May 19 and 20, 2017 (Friday and Saturday) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Greene Acre Sales Benefit

At 36 Elaine Rd., Sudbury.

Featuring a wide variety of daylilies and hostas in all price ranges. All plants are New England hardy and propagated in Greene Acre nursery. Daylily photos and lists with planting details will be available. Mention the Sudbury Historical Society to designate 50% of your purchase for the Loring Parsonage repurposing project for the Sudbury History Center. Payment by cash or check only (credit cards cannot be accepted).

June 11, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Trench Art: Art Forged in Fire, Blood and Destruction to Honor the Courage, Duty and Sacrifice of Those Who Would Possess It by Peter R. Harvell

At Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

Speaker Peter R. Harvell, Retired Lieutenant Colonel USA, will show an exhibit and give a talk that will include remarkably crafted, exotic and poignant artifacts made from debris found on the battlefield. The collection spans from the Civil War through to today's conflict and includes cannon shell casings, shrapnel and discarded personal equipment such as bayonets, knives and helmets. Items such as a crucifix and candelabras forged from bayonets and “bead snakes” made by Turkish prisoners to sell to their guards will be on display.

Harvell will even show a clock made of a large shell casing from the famous “Anzio Annie,” a German cannon taken from a battleship and put onto a railroad car to shoot at the Allied Forces on the Anzio invasion beach head. Other items included will be Civil War letters and a rare first-hand account written by Sudbury resident Donald Pierce, an Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) frogman who swam ashore in Japan at the end of World War II.

If you have trench art and are curious to find out what is made from, bring it along.

Prior to the talk the SHS will conduct its Annual Meeting and election of officers. An update on the status of the Sudbury History Center repurposing project at the Loring Parsonage will also be presented.

 

Past Programs

November 6, 2016 300 Years on Concord Road: A History of the Osborn Familyvideo of presentationdetails ...

October 23, 2016 History Walk at Pantry Brook Farmdetails ...

October 2, 2016 History of Wolbach Farmvideo of presentationdetails ...

June 5, 2016 History of Wolbach Farmvideo of presentationdetails ...

June 1, 2016 The History of Power Line Battlesvideo of presentationdetails ...

May 21, 2016 2016 Home & Hearth Tourdetails ...

March 6, 2016 The League of Women Voters: Helping to Shape Sudbury’s History for 60 Years video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2016 Ezekiel How: Innkeeper, Soldier, Citizen video of presentationdetails ...

February 7, 2016 A Little Bit of Sweden, A History of Svensk Kaffestuga video of presentationdetails ...

November 1, 2015 Early Maps of Sudbury: Who Made them and Why video of presentationdetails ...

October 24, 2015 Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery details ...

June 7, 2015 Where They Were and How They Grew video of presentationdetails ...

May 16, 2015 Home and Hearth Tour details ...

April 12, 2015 Sudbury’s Road to the Revolutionary War (1765-1775) video of presentationdetails ...

March 1, 2015 The Untold Story of Henry Ford’s Underground Cooling Plant video of presentationdetails ...

February 1, 2015 Wheeling, Dealing, A Dump and Sudbury’s Future video of presentationdetails ...

November 9, 2014 Remember. Reflect. Explain details ...

October 24, 2014 Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert details ...

October 5, 2014 Sudbury Plantation Un-covered: Archaeological Evidence of the First Residents video of presentationdetails ...

June 8, 2014 The Men who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775 video of presentationdetails ...

May 4, 2014 War Memorials of Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2014 Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests video of presentationdetails ...

March 2, 2014 Railroads in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

February 2, 2014 The King Philip War in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

January 12th, 2014 Puritans Make a Village video of presentationdetails ...

Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.

December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...

November 19th, 2013 Genealogy 101 video of presentationdetails ...

November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...

October 19th, 2013 Rev. Israel Loring of Sudbury (1682-1772) video of presentationdetails ...

September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...

June 9th, 2013 Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting video of presentationdetails ...

May 5th, 2013 Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy video of presentationdetails ...

April 7th, 2013 The History of the (Recreated) Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute video of presentationdetails ...

March 3rd, 2013 Isaac Edrehi — The “Spanish Jew”video of presentationdetails ...

February 3rd, 2013 History Matters! video of presentationdetails ...

Even More Past Programs...


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